We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

FirstWatch

7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
9417926071
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #32 of 402 restaurants in Bradenton
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Healthy, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
    18
    11
    3
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bradenton, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I gave this place several tries over the past year - year and a half! Now I only return if the people I am with want to go. I find the food and the menu boring and bland. Everything is cooked correctly, it just is under seasoned. There are several other breakfast / lunch places along Cortez Road that are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

bighouse1953 - Thank you for all of your visits over the past year. We are sorry to hear our food has missed the mark for you. We take our fresh flavors very serious, so your comments will be shared with our culinary team. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We eat here - First Watch, Cortez Road - regularly after church. The service is always excellent and the food is always fresh and very good. My husband loves their French toast; I like the luncheon salads with chicken and their chicken sandwich. The great thing here - you can order either lunch or breakfast and not worry about it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Anna D - We appreciate you and all of your visits! We are happy you enjoy so many of our breakfast and lunch dishes, at any time of the day! We look forward to seeing you after church again soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It is amazing that it is a chain. It feels like a nice cafe. Food is great and service as well. Some unusual offerings on their menu, kind of like a surprise when you see some of the choices. Only problem is not accepting resrvations for larger groups. Makes it difficult to sit together whereas if they accepted resrvations they... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

travelerA5324HR - Thank you! We are very happy you consistently enjoy our food, service and atmosphere. We will also share your suggestion about reservations with our team and appreciate your feedback! We hope to see you again very soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Pendleton, NY
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When on vacation in Bradenton, First Watch is always a must. Actually, we usually hit this spot two or three times per trip depending on how long we're in town! It looks brand new/very modern and is always immaculate. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. The menu has all delicious breakfast items you would expect and they are not overly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

docmarten01 - Thank you for all your visits! It's great to know our fresh, tasty and made-to-order food and friendly service keeps you coming back whenever you're in town. We look forward to your next visit! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Allentown
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This bistro is worth the drive. The food is fresh, and very well prepared. The menu is inventive. With lots of different dishes, everyone in your party is sure to find something they like. Our party of 4, teenager to elderly grandparent, all found sandwiches, soups, and salads that we loved and shared with each other.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Wyyll - It is wonderful to know our tasty food was worth the drive! We are very happy the whole family found something to satisfy their cravings on our menu. We hope to see you all again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More

Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

They have the best Veggie Burger I have ever had - love the sauce -- the entire sandwich is delicious. Open only for breakfast and lunch. I like the fact you can get breakfast items at lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Nancy A - Thank you! We love to hear how much you enjoy our veggie burger! We hope to see you back for breakfast, lunch or breakfast for lunch soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I have been to several First Watch restaurants but this one is by far the best. The food is excellent, served quickly and excellent quality. The severs are all friendly and efficient and work together well. The Manger, Paul Girard is an excellent manager and you can tell the servers work very well with him. Paul is friendly and visits... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Wes H - We are thrilled you had such an amazing experience with us. We especially appreciate your comments about our hardworking and friendly team. Thank you! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Went with friends for Sunday breakfast. Varied menu, large portions. Excellent. All six ordered different meals, all were well satisfied. Very busy, but restaurant handles crowd flow well, minimized waiting time.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Larry R - Thank you for starting your Sunday with us! It is great to hear you and all of your friends enjoyed their breakfast with us. Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Every time we eat here we say how spotlessly clean it is and how much we enjoy breakfast here. Eggs, pancakes, whatever you choose you will enjoy it. Try the oatmeal on one of your visits - it's really special. Service is top-notch! Friendly friendly service!! Midway through your first meal here you will know for sure it will not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Manatee1965 - From our tasty food to our friendly service to our clean atmosphere, we are thrilled you always have a wonderful breakfast with us. Thank you for all your visits! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Bradenton, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Three to five of us get together every Saturday morning for breakfast and brainstorm how to increase the impact of Faith UMC to the West Bradenton community. The friendly service and great food convinced us from the first visit to make it a regular meeting spot. I particularly like the Triathlete, the best egg white omelette I've ever eaten, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jessica R, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Steve P - We are honored to be your go to meeting place on Saturday mornings! It's great to know we help fuel so many worthwhile brainstorming sessions. We look forward to hosting you all again soon! Jessica, First Watch Customer Service More

Travelers who viewed FirstWatch also viewed

 

Been to FirstWatch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage FirstWatch, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing